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FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 11:00am PST
the day for mr. obama, big spending did, many in the media would have us believe that liberal ideology was confirmed by this election, it was not. however, however, secularism is certainly eroding traditional power, no question about it. those americans who attend religious services at least once a week, voted for romney, 59-39. the religious is on at decline. despite the presidential controversial insistence that some catholic entities provide birth control and after-pills, catholics supported obama 50-48. down from 2008, but still a surprise to some. only about 30% of american catholics now attend weekly mass. you can see the impact of creeping secularism on the religious vote. on paper the stats look hopeless for traditional americans, however, it will take a very special politician to do that. by the way, mitt romney didn't try to marginlize secularism, it's a mistake. the key question going forward is the movement good for american, no matter their ethnic condition, the answer is no, three vivid. secular progressive champion do your own thing philosophy, and the public sc
SFGTV2
Dec 31, 2012 9:00pm PST
, we remember also that chris stevens was beloved by many libyans as well. therefore on behalf of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group of what we call national security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting an
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm EST
remember the things that happened a couple of years ago. when president obama took over after a very lifeless economy, as my friend, senator brown said, where only a million jobs have been created, maybe not even that many in the private sector, over an eight-year period, and suddenly a collapse brought on by the greed of wall street and manipulation of securities dealing with housing, a crash, a nightmare. and we were losing 800,000 jobs, we were bleeding 800,000 jobs a month. and then the auto industry on its knees. now, believe me, in the past, i haven't been the biggest fan of the auto industry, from california, because i felt that they weren't producing the cleanest cars they could, the most fuel economy cars they could. i felt they were missing out on an opportunity. but let me tell you, when i was faced with the issue of whether to let them go bankrupt or stand up and give them a chance, i chose that chance. and i'm proud that i did it and i'm proud of this congress for doing it. i'm proud of this president for leading the way. that was critical vote. and this vote this mornin
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm PST
soup. >>> back to "hardball." the final weeks of president obama's first term are upon us. it's hard to remember the many bizarre conspiracy theories pushed about the president the last four years. let's look back at some of the worst first. president obama's 2010 trip to india. others on the right were up in arms over rue nors about what the trip would cost. >> i think we know that just within a day or so, the president of the united states will be taking a trip over to india that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day. we have never seen a trip at this level before at this level of excess. and i think it's not a good signal to send to the american people when the american people are, quite frankly, struggling right now with high job losses. >> $200 million a day would have surpassed the daily cost of the war in afghanistan at the time. it was started by an unnamed source on an indian news web site. we can't talk about conspiracy theories without bringing up rush limbaugh. this past august was cancelled due to hurricane isaac. >> you've got a hurricane coming. the nationa
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 3:00am PST
that will many republicans have been intrancei gent on taxes, the larger cause is that obama refuses to concede that social security, medicare, medicaid are driving future spending and deficits. so when republicans make concessions on taxes they get little in return." are you set up for more confrontatio confrontation. >> i think we are set up for more confrontatioconfrontation. on september 30th, when the clock strikes, we'll be in the same position. the president has made concessions, put on the table reforms to the entitlement program. last year, we were close to a grand bargain. $4 trillion deficit reduction that would include major entitlement reforms. the president has done what he needs to do that's unfair criticism. >> what is lacking, congressman? what is the problem? it is a popular con serb tuf and -- conservative reefrain. where is the impasse in terms of being able to say here are what our priorities are as a party. >> the reason there hasn't been a budget since 2009 because of the filibuster rule in the house. the house under both democratic and republic lay can leaders
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
biography on president obama, barack obama the story, came out as well. >> yes. i mean obviously whenever there is a sitting president it is a boon for publishers who can jump on a bandwagon and publish as many books as well. the maraniss was interesting to me in particular because it dealt into the early life of barack obama from his childhood, to when he was a student in new york to his early organizing days. he really did a thorough job in terms of talking with a whole plethora of different people who knew the president in his early life. jodi cantor also clearly did quite a bit of reporting and investigation with her book about the marriage between barack and michelle obama and rachel swarnes, from what i understand, took a larger view looking at the first lady and her larger ancestry and putting together a larger story as a result. . . i thought that was a good strong and i feel unless you're part of the mayor just awful hard not to stand especially when cantor tried to make a the case that michelle obama was far more political than she let on and there was a lot of constant infighti
CW
Dec 31, 2012 9:00pm CST
the reelection of president obama to rod blagojevich reporting to present its been a busy year in chicago news, a look back at the many big stories of 2012. and some of the new laws that go into effect when the clock strikes midnight. if you are watching us its new year's eve a look at how the rest of chicago is ringing in the new year. >> they know how to do new year's eve fireworks in hong kong a fantastic display as they bring in 2013 in the far east. the skyline lighting up certainly one of the biggest plays seen all around the world tonight. the countdown followed by a spectacular fireworks show. the celebration in dubai. fireworks shooting up 2,717 ft., that is 1,000 ft. taller than the willis tower. you were looking at it pitcher from times square in new york city where it in less than two hours the ball will dropa photograph from times square in new york city, the doors opened not too long ago at navy pier people are celebrating in a lot of different ways early on so from party favors two-party cure-alls and penny faris here's a glimpse at how chicago at navy pier 7:00 p.m
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 2:00am PST
president obama is the most-admired man in america. for the fifth straight year, in the same poll, the most admired woman, hillary clinton. guess how many years in a row? 11. after this morning's vote on the fiscal cliff, outgoing texas senator kay bailey hutchison tweeted this at 2:43 a.m. i just cast my last vote in the u.s. senate. it has been an honor to serve in the greatest nation on theers. >>> the term fiscal cliff, i tried getting it banned, is at the top of the 38th annual list of words to be banished by lake superior state university. others on the list of unliked words? double down. plus spoiler alert. trending and guru. and a new petition has been started on the white house website calling for an end to stupid petitions. it says, white house petitions are being gamed to the point of absurdity and maybe it's time for the petition to end all petitions. meaning this one. and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> let me get you out the door or sit on your couch to enjoy your plans for later in the day. i know last night it was freezing cold in the northern plai
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
wealthiest among us was touched at all. it wasn't the $250,000 level that president obama had said he was fighting for. it was $400,000 plus. there aren't many folks who are at that level and only that top bracket was touched. so if you are very well off in america, you got a very good deal last night but america got a big problem, which is the potential for enduring deficits, structural deficits that undermine the soundness of our future finances. in addition, the bill that we considered last night created some additional fiscal cliffs in the very near future, within two months, within march. and one is that it doesn't address the debt ceiling. now, debt ceiling isn't about what we spend, not about the decisions on what we spend, it's whether or not we're going to pay the bill after the spending has been authorized. it's like saying to yourself, you know, when the credit card bill comes, i'm just not going to pay it. because i shouldn't have spent so much money. that's what the debt ceiling is. not to pay the bills you've already incurred. well, what happened the last time that we
FOX Business
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
fortunately it is not being done. gerri: just astonishing to how many ways you can mess this up and yet, and yet, president obama says i've been working very hard at stopping fraut. here's the president. >> we went after medical fraud in medicare and medicaid, very aggressively, more aggressively than ever before. and have saved 10 of billions of dollars. $50 billion of waste taken out of the civil. gerri: has the white house done a good job on this. >> they haven't unfortunately. i don't know the president even knows what is happening at cms. the $50 billion number, i don't know where he gets that number from. gerri: you have never seen that number? >> no. the government accounting office has said that they only stopped $7,000 in overpayments. $7,000 in overpayments after spending 10 of millions of dollars to implement this incorrectly. where i live here in south florida, we unfortunately are the health care care fraud capital of the country. we have prosecutors doing a good job, locking these people up who have stolen millions, sometimes 10 of millions of dollars. but we don't get the mone
WHUT
Jan 1, 2013 9:30am EST
obama barac barack obama barack obama >> dr. stephen prothero, welcome. your book has a central proposition, what is the proposition in the book? >> i think there's two. one is that jesus is many and mal oohable, there isn't just one jesus but there's many and the other is that jesus isn't just for christians in the united states, christians love jesus but so do buddhists and jews and hindus and people without any religion whatsoever. >> the jesus image is multiadaptble because we are a 3489 religious nation. >> that's right, we're a multireligious nation but also a christian nation where 80% or so of the country are christians and they put je'us on the national agenda and then people of all different religions and without any at all respond to that figure. >> why did thomas jefferson become consumed with revising the bible by omitting a lot of it in his own text of the bible as you began your book 'ith? >> well, presumably it's not because he didn't have anything else to do, i mean, he was a pretty busy guy in the white house but he ordered a couple books from england, a couple
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
benefits for one year. president obama said he would have preferred a grand bargain that solved all of washington's revenue and spending problems. >> with this congress, that was obviously too many to hope for at this time. [ laughter ] >> maybe we can do it in stages. >> reporter: negotiations have been going on all day. lawmakers and aides are moving back and forth between meeting rooms on capitol hill on what is normally a quiet new year's eve. the sticking point is spending. the president said to take action on deficit reduction in the next few months and more tax revenue could be involved in those discussions but republicans are furious at that possibility. >> i'm willing to support revenues to deal with this overall problem but what i will not agree to using revenues to replace spending reductions. >> reporter: even in the senate approves the deal by midnight, the house has to pass it. >>> once the deal is done, what will it mean to you and your family's finances? cbs 5 reporter grace lee with the consequences of a compromise. >> reporter: this deal is not official until both
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
, but you wonder how many times they can have this kind of last-minute negotiation. president obama has said, they have said here at the white house, at least, you know, he's not going to have that kind of fight again, which suggests he's willing to go over the debt limit and let the country default next time. >> he says that he's not playing that game anymore. let me bring ali into the conversation. the president said i'm not going down that road. we're not going to let the debt ceiling be a major political fight. the country can't stand it. the last time we went through that fight, our credit rating was diminished as all of our viewers recall. not only here but around the world. he says he's not going to do it. at some point, they have to raise the dbt ceiling, otherwise, there will be a technical default. >> a technical default. there's nobody in the world other than rand paul, who thinks we're not going to be able to pay our bills. the united states always has the ability to pay its bills. whether you agree with it or not, we have printing presses. the money may be worth less over t
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am PST
in the house. a lot of house members don't like the details. many democrats didn't love all the details, but they're going to -- president obama has signed on to the deal, so that's going to push a lot of democrats over the line and they'll get enough votes today to get this passed. >> all right, let's say this gets done today, lynn. vice president biden reportedly told democrats, and we saw him going on the hill, i don't know what time, 10:00, 11:00 last night, that the real work is yet to come in march, when the sequester cuts will come up again, and of course, the debt ceiling battle. how does what happened last night either pave the way for or impede the way to what happens in the spring? >> well, it sets it up. it's a kick of the can down the road. and one of the trade-offs that biden made was giving the restoring to republicans some of the leverage they lost right now. everyone knows that the big pressure to get the senate to act was that everyone's taxes was going to rise at midnight. now it's some people's, the wealthiest taxes. that was leverage. democrats won't have it
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
years when president obama became president. our deficit problem started with many presidents before, even back to reagan's time. and let me say this. i feel the decision that was made last night -- and mitch mcconnell said it was an imperforate decision -- in perfect decision. therefore, that tells me that they must be so, exhausted with this. for them to address this in another month or two is not good strategy. it is like someone with cancer, for instance, and the doctor knows he's got a cancer and he will just put it on hold and address the problem later when the cancer has gotten worse. they had two years to address the problem and have waited until now it should have been addressed when it was still fresh. host: the "washington *" reports this morning how we got here. general, farmingdale, new york, republican caller. caller: i have to agree completely with my democrat friend who just called in. this is not about a democrat issue or republican issue. we borrow 40 cents on every dollar and that is affecting our children that is -- and that is whether we are democrat or republica
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 8:00pm EST
that the obama administration over the course of the term has imposed 400 regulations that impose more than $100 million of costs annually on small businesses. the small business administration has said that there are so many regulatory burdens on small business that it cost them $10,000 per employee. those are the kinds of things that we want to stop rig now so we can see more startup and jobs created. >> is one thing to hope for freezing regulations. but guess we had hoped for "a-team" canaday. if you don't know these regulations, you could be in big trouble. let's say that you stop adding to the regulations. that alone has prompted the obama administration say, well, republicans don't want to protect us. how are you going to answer the predictable criticism that you're not looking out for folks, you are looking out for business interests? >> well, we are. we are saying in health emergency, of course. any sensible policymaker would say you have to be able to address those. but right now, the pendulum has swung so far that it's very difficult to even conceive starting up your business
PBS
Dec 31, 2012 9:00pm PST
president obama would have been roundly defeated by an establishment candidate like mitt romney. the white establishment is now the minority. and the voters, many of them, feel that this economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. >> it's sort of delusional, first of all. i mean, because it's sort of a claim made and then the sort of the information ix extracted from that claim. yes, agree that the majority, the plurality of voters in this country think the economic system is stacked against them. but i don't think that they therefore turn around and say, "we want stuff." i think what they say is, "and the republican party is part of the reason the economic system's stacked against us." but, you know, the larger claim, the larger sort of statement is certainly there is this panicked, wounded, astonished, nostalgic longing for an america, a white, conservative america, that in many ways never was. never, never really was. and so it's sort of sato see, you know, someone like o'reilly. you know, that moment where he can't confront what's really happened. and he tries to
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm PST
independent state department accountability review board that we have covered many times. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has the latest senate report sites the white house for president obama inconsistent statements whether the benghazi assault was terrorist attack given intelligence showed within hours that al qaeda affiliate was responsible on september 11th. as evidenced reported sites mr. obama's interview with 60 minutes. it's too early to know exactly how this came about. group involved but obviously it was an attack on mrns the committee's ranking members says the statements are part of a broader troubling pattern. >> the administration repeatedly has rerefused to name the threat that we face. >> senators joe lieberman and susan collins write that senate investigators are being denied a detailed time line on the cia talking points. specifically, how the talking points were massaged with terms like al qaeda dropped. the report says the administration has spent weeks debating internally whether or not it should turn over information considered deliberat
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am PST
this issue. this is going to be life-changing for so many people. that's huge. the other person to watch i think is michelle obama coming out of the campaign, you know, it's well-known she doesn't particularly like to, you know, the political rough and tumble of a campaign. now she doesn't have to worry about re-election. this is her year to shine. >> she's free. >> she's freed up a little and i'm excited to do what she'll do with the newfound freedom. >> we always talk about second terms for presidents but for the first spouses they're not running for anything unless you're hillary clinton. >> modern first spouse. things are different over the past two or three presidencys from the historical perspective of a first lady. she's swomeone who has a chance to make a difference. >> she's clear she's not a political candidate like hillary clinton thought she might be but not going to be quiet like laura bush was. she has a lot to offer and talk about. >> she's also very young, you know, she still has a lot to do and next chapters in her life. >> as are you, anna navarro in miami, happy
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 4:00pm PST
washington. you have actually suggested the many things that make up the fiscal cliff be divided up and tackles separately. i want you to listen to what president obama said earlier today and get your comment on it. let's listen to this. >> we're going to solve this problem instead in several steps. >> speaker gingrich, do you think this is the way to do it? we're at an impasse. are we going to do that? >> we're going to solve it in several steps. why aren't people trying to solve it a few hours before midnight on new year's eve? everybody knows you can retroactively -- the president could instruct the treasury tomorrow morning to hold all withholding rates at the current amount on the presumption that they have reroactively to january 1st fixed the taxes by march 1st. it's not a good way to do it. they had 13 months on a bipartisan basis, they failed. 13 months. everybody needs to remember this. for 13 months, they could have solved this. i warned literally in 2011, we would come down to the last possible minute of the last possible day to be told there's this terrible bill that nobody
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 8:30pm EST
did the republicans go crazy? .. and many people think, and i happen to be one of them, for all that obama has excoriated as this kind of kenyan usurper who is a muslim and socialist at once, he is pretty much fulfilled george bush's third term in national security matters. >> host: finally, how does the middle class fit into your thesis? >> guest: the
KRON
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am PST
obviously to president obama. we'll let you know what happens with that. here's a live look outside. i can tell you at 4:27 in the morning on any other day would not be as crowded. you can see many cars in that direction still not a problem anywhere in the bay area. welcome back. time now is 4:29 in the morning as we take a live look outside from a roof camera at downtown san francisco. we'll be checking in with erica who has a look at your forecast in just a few minutes from now. now, get this. they had weeks, months to work on it, but of course they waited until the very last minute, scaring the entire nation. a m was proved on tax incruises and spending cuts, possibly avoiding the fiscal cliff. now the m goes to the house of representatives. ed payne has the story. >> reporter: at the stroke of med night, many americans were celebrating and bringing in the new year. but the mood in washington, much more serious. vice president joe biden went to capitol hill late after the deal was struck. the senate went back into session, and around 2:00 a.m., the vote was in. the bill as amended i
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
who think that they need to worry about being stood up to president obama. that's the problem. >> all of the democrats, all of the democrats are united in the house and they vote for the senate version which won't -- assuming how many republicans do you actually need to get to that 217? it's now 217 because there's an absent seat instead of 218. how many more republicans would you need? >> probably not that many. >> what we're hearing is you have between 20 and 50 republicans on board and that would be enough. >> that would be enough? >> if i'm a house democrat, why would i do that? okay, you could say for the good of the country at economy. >> you care about the country. >> but at a certain point, i think this is a situation where -- >> you're doing it to prevent hundreds and millions of americans from paying more in taxes. >> but they aren't going to pay more in tacks if we p spend a week fighting this out. and if he democrats are right about the political calculus, the democratic party has an incentive to fight this out for a week and the long-term benefit for their party and theor
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am EST
the negotiations without many avenues. there will not negotiate on the debt ceiling. sherrod brown said they were going with tit. whitehouse said the same thing earlier. obama said they want an end to the high jinks. host: what is your take on president obama's role in negotiating so far? guest: i think he has a strong impulse to reach a deal. his priorities to reaching a deal is surpassing his desire to stand up for progressive principles. to protect parts of the government from harmful cuts that would hurt a lot of regular americans. host: republicans saw his news conference as unusual. john mccain said he should not know if he should be mad or sad. guest: the white house anticipated a lot of progress of deal. over this they knew there would be concessions. he was trying to fire up the team, slam-dunking on republicans to make it seem like a partisan fight. i think that probably worked. john mccain complained. a lot democratic rally to the cause. host: joe biden made his way to the senate last night. do you know? guest: he played a lot of concerns about the debt ceiling -- he all
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am PST
for those defined as religious many employers in the mandate but there are 40 cases pending by employers saying that is what they are and the obama administration is refusing to recognize that. hobby lobby is believed to be the largest employer challenging that mandate. days ago it was denied an emergency injunction against the mandate by supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. founder david green said quote we can't abandon our religious beliefs to comply with the mandate. the company is potentially facing fines of $1.3 million a day, starting a today. rick. rick: shannon bream live for us in d.c. shannon thank you. heather: new information on the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton who is hospitalized in new york. that is where doctors are using blood thinners to treat a blood clot found near her brain. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge joining us live from washington. so what does this mean for her testimony on the benghazi terrorist attack? >> reporter: well this new senate report follows white house, specifically president obama for inconsisten
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 8:00pm EST
right way. and that's part of the problem. imagine we're measuring well, how many cat scans did you do versus how many lives did you improve? that sounds very erie ferry but that's the problem. we're counting the wrong stuff that's what in part obama care, accountable care all these other things are trying to change. >> labor productivity -- >> yes, ok. but labor productivity and output of a cat scan $20 versus -- yeah, if you made the cat scan cost more you would increase the productivity. and so it's just -- it's -- it's obvious we're measuring the wrong things. we're starting to change that, number one. number two, we're measuring them -- we're measuring them too closely. in other words we're looking for instant gratification. and what you spend now on a home health care aid who looks very unproductive. she makes $12 an hour. she goes and visits old people. she doesn't seem to do much. but those old people are happier. they live longer and happier. but they don't go into the hospital next year. so those things don't get counted. that's -- there's a huge amount of productivity to
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